Slow Food – Children and Food
We believe every child deserves to grow up knowing where food comes from, how to grow it, cook it and share it, and how to be healthy. Chapters and their members lead programs that teach children the values of growing, preparing, and eating fresh, healthy and delicious food. They lead cooking classes, build and support school gardens, and work to improve school lunches. Slow Food programs reach over 33,000 kids each year, and support 300 different school gardens.
Slow Food in Schools
School gardens: Teachers and parents have found that introducing children to hands-on experiences in food-growing gardens helps them to understand and appreciate where their food comes from, make better food choices, be better stewards of the environment, and fall in love with fresh vegetables. Learn more about existing projects or start your own project.
Time for Lunch (school food reform): All over the country teachers, parents and school nutrition directors are working towards local changes that will make school lunch healthier and more delicious. start your own project or learn more about our national policy and campaigns
Slow Food at Home
What better place to start your child’s food education than at home? There are lots of activities that parents can do with their children—from gardening to cooking —to help them better understand the story behind their food. Here are some resources for getting started.